Michael Ossipoff

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Michael Ossipoff (formerly referred to as Mike Ossipoff) was one of the original participants on the election-methods list back in 1996.[1] Ossipoff developed the Strong Defensive Strategy criterion, among many other criteria.

He was a proponent of the Schulze method and Approval voting, later coming to favor the latter over the former.[2][3] He also argued for the importance of the favorite betrayal criterion.


  1. Ossipoff, M. (1996-02-27). "Multiple Same Choices". Election-methods mailing list archives.
  2. See Mike's answers to the method support poll.
  3. Ossipoff, M. (2012-04-09). "Comments on some rank methods". Election-methods mailing list archives.